FUNERAL TESTIMONIALS  Celebrating life, love and happiness with dignity.


FUNERAL TESTIMONIALS  Celebrating life, love and happiness with dignity.


A beautiful meaningful life celebration was held in May 2015, with the teenage daughter having written an exceptional Eulogy for her beloved  young mother. Photographs courtesy Elliott Funeral Services.




May 2015 Patricia celebrating “Bill’s” life at Albert Park Chapel.



20th MARCH 2015 I appreciated your sensitivity and gentleness in writing and presenting mum’s service, Patricia. You spent time with us and  included the entire family, naming everyone, and saying kind words to us throughout. Val Thank you for your professional presentation and beautiful service for our mum. You personalised it, and made everyone comfortable. She would have loved it.

Meg and Adam



Hi Trish,
Thank you so much for today, you did a really lovely service and we really appreciated it.
Heartfelt thanks
Tom & Karyn
June 2013

Thank you for caring enough about our Grandmother, to wear her favorite color. You brought the family closure, by including so many precious memories within your service. The whole family appreciates your kindness and care. Anne and family






JULY 2013 FAY’S LIFE CELEBRATION SERVICE Thank you so very much for your beautiful service for my mum Fay. The service was wonderful, and the day was made easier with all your help. All your kind words were greatly appreciated – thank you once again Wendy, John, Jack and Zoe.


Hello Patricia, We wanted to thank you so very much with the way you conducted the service for mum (Dawn) on Friday, and your compassion, understanding and assistance which helped us get through this sad time. We have had lots of comments from family and friends saying how lovely they thought the service was, and how nice you were. I hope our paths cross again one day, although for a much happier reason. Many, many thanks Yours in friendship Carolin, Wayne, Phil and Nadia and families



I just wanted to send you a big Thank You for everything on Thursday. You were so lovely and I appreciated  you being available. I think you were the perfect fit for my mum. I wish you all the best. Liesel Hi Trish, I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you did for my dad yesterday. It was just what I wanted, and we were all very appreciative of your kind and thoughtful words. It was very hard for me to even think what to tell you, but with the little that I did tell you, you were able to give a beautiful service. I thank you for your support at this very difficult time, and I know that I would not have been able to get through it without your support and guidance. I wish you and your family a truly Happy New Year, filled with good health, happiness and lots of fun happy times, which will create many wonderful memories. Kind Regards Ros



Hi Trish,
Thank you so much for today, you did a really lovely service and we really appreciated it.
Heartfelt thanks
Tom & Karyn
June 2013
We’d like to thank you so much again for dad’s funeral yesterday. We were all so impressed with your handling of the occasion. It was just what we wanted. All the best for your future pursuits.
The Anderson family
July 2013

Dear Trish, I would like to pass on my thanks on behalf of all the family for the lovely funeral service provided for Monica. When things go smoothly, people think it was easy to arrange, but we all know how much effort went into making this service such a memorable one. Thank you for your involvement. Everybody commented what a lovely service it was. With best wishes, Lyndon. October 2013


Dear Patricia,
On behalf of my family, I would very much like to thank you for the sensitive and caring way in which you conducted Jane Harris’ funeral. Without exception, the varied groups who gathered together for the event, including our Mum, said what a good job you did. Weaving together the information, making personal comments when appropriate and making eye contact with family during the service were all noted and we so appreciate the fact that everything went so smoothly.
I hope next time we might meet in happier circumstances.
Very kind thoughts and best wishes Dora Dallwitz 2013
Thank you for all the deliberation in the preparation for the portrayal of John’s life – it was magnificent!
December 2013

Hello Trish, A big thank you to you, for performing a beautiful service. Regards


January 2014



Hi Trish Thank you so much for the service – It is beautifully worded and your  years of teaching and your love for the English language shines through – so thank you so much Trish. Take care. Eileen


February 2014

Hi Trish, Just wanted to pass on my thanks for the service last Friday for mum. It was perfect, and mum would have loved the few words that were said about her. Thanks


May 2014


Dear Trish, Many thanks for your help and kindness and for doing such a wonderful service for mum, Love Sandra May 2014


Dear Patricia, A big “Thank You” for doing grandma’s funeral service, We really appreciate what you have done for our family – it means a lot to us. You did a fantastic job! Love Sharon and James May 2014



Hi Trish, Thank you so much for your very special role in making Eileen’s  funeral a beautiful celebration of her life. You have a unique gift, and yesterday so many people got to experience it. Thank you, we are all so lucky to have you in our lives. Elisa and  family.  


June 2014


Hi Trish

We just wanted to say thank you for a lovely service for mum, so many people have said how nice it was to celebrate her life and that Mum would have appreciated and liked the way you performed the service. We seem to have shocked people , in a good way !!! they did not realise that you did not have to do things in the traditional way and can still have something with as much dignity and much more personal- this indeed would have made mum happy.
Again thank you next time we need you hope it is for a happy occasion, wedding or something.
Thanks lesley
June 2014

Trish, Thank you for making Mum’s funeral such a thoughtful event for us all.     Yours sincerely Anne June 2014


Dear Patricia, I would like to thank you for the service you did for Mum – it was lovely. Many people have commented on it. Regards Jan August 2014


Hello Patricia, I want to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you wrote for my late husband Kelvin. I cannot believe you took the few words I gave you, and wrote it into such a meaningful and correct journey of his life. You were so kind and thoughtful to me. When I feel low, I read through the copy of the service you gave me, and it brings me comfort. I will be forever grateful. Sincerely Elsie August 2014


Patricia, thank you so much for the beautiful memorial/ life celebration service you did for dad at the Heysen Chapel. We value your empathetic approach, and loved the way you included a touch of humor – all done with style and elegance. Many guests commented on the presentation and content of the service Thanks again Lisa and John’s family. March 2015


Hi Trish, A message to thank you for the wonderful and professional way that you conducted my Mum Muriel’s funeral. You helped us immensely with a very tough day. Regards Barry and Donna. May 2015   



Hi Patricia,

We would really like to thank you for the beautiful and compassionate way you conducted Mum’s (Joan’s) funeral on Monday. To us, it certainly was a celebration of Mum’s life with lots of reflection and special memories and you helped bring a lovely remembrance of Mum to all those present. Mum certainly had a long and wonderful life and she will always be loved and missed so very much by her family and the many people who were fortunate to know her. With much appreciation and thanks, Graham & Faith and Steve & Lee June 2015


Hi Patricia,
I would again like to send a special thanks for the way you conducted the funeral service for our Mother last week. We were so impressed with the way you took time to talk with us and get a real sense of our Mum and the way we wanted the service to proceed. You skilfully facilitated a ceremony that had the right balance of respect and humour, honouring the formal part of the service as well as acknowledging the celebration of a rich and full life. Your leadership and support has allowed us as a family to farewell our Mum in a way that has provided closure and helped us to move forward in what is a difficult time.
Warm Regards,
Julie  & family
September 2015
Dear Trish,
We were deeply touched by the funeral celebration you delivered for mum. She was a kind and loving person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Thank you so much for honoring her and capturing her spirit with such heartfelt words.
Thank you
Kay and family.
October 2015
Hi Patricia I just wanted to say thank you to you for the lovely service. The family and I very much appreciated your input. Your presentation came across like you knew him!!and I think that is something very special. He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by us all. I’m sure that if you had known him you would have liked him too. Thank you once again Bev Arthur
November 2015
Dear Trish, You were a godsend for dad’s funeral service. Thank you so much. Kelly and family December 2015
Greetings Patricia, On behalf of Felicity, John, Trevor, Janet and myself please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your sincere presentation of the Life Celebration Service for Barrie on 25th January 2016 The Service was even more memorable thanks to John’s spontaneous ‘commentary’ on the photographic slide show! Kind regards, Bob
January 2016                                                                                                      
Dear Patricia, Thank you for giving a beautiful service for our mother. It was perfect. Regards Suzanna
MAY 2016 

To Patricia, Thank you so much for the lovely service. Much appreciated. Lots of love, Susan and Jessica – Family of Fay.




Dear Trish Gareth and I want to thank you so much for helping us through our most difficult day. Your gentle guidance and compassion made it possible for us to give our beloved John the serene and dignified farewell we had wished for him. Throughout the service I was constantly aware of your watchful eye, ensuring that all the things we had discussed fell into place effortlessly. Although this was the saddest of days, it gives me satisfaction to know that if John had been with us in persons, he would have said “well done.” We will always be grateful to you for the part you played in our last goodbye to John. With kindest wishes Maureen and Gareth.



Good afternoon Patricia,  Our family would like to thank you for the lovely service for Brian on Monday……we were all very happy with the result after much soul searching on the final configuration…….Wendy was exceptional….They have all now gone back to Sydney and Cairns and Alice Springs… heartfelt thanks again…..kindest regards Ann

Thank you Trish.

Both Rodger and I are extremely happy about Mum’s Celebration of Life today. The weather was perfect, the venue lovely, your words perfect, the photo compilation wonderful and I think all guests enjoyed the service.

On the way home we witnessed a magnificent sunset… maybe a message from Mum to say that she was very happy about the day.
Thank you again for your beautiful contribution.
Corina xx
Thank you so much for a wonderful service in memorial for our dad.
Your compassion, respect and support was very much appreciated.
Kind regards
Donna and Sandra and families.
Thank you Trish,
for the lovely way you managed our father’s funeral service,
The Smith family
We would like to say a big thank you again for your service and the way you delivered the Eulogy on Mel. Dad said it was a lovely service and appreciated greatly. Regards The Hewitt family
Hi Patricia
You did my mums service on January 13 this year at Enfield crematorium. I just wanted to thank you for doing such a beautiful service and read the eulogies just great,expressing mine  especially just how I would have said it. It was the best funeral service I have been to and I have been to a lot. So thank you so much for making such a sad day to a day I will remember with fondness for the rest of my days.
Kindest regards
Antony Francis
Hi Patricia,
Thank you so much for the beautiful, dignified and meaningful service for my mum on 1st August.  It was perfect -exactly as she would have wishes.
Best wishes
JUNE 2017
Dear Patricia, thank you so much for all you did at Dad’s funeral, for your caring and understanding. It is so very much appreciated
love from Charmaine and John and Carolyn and Barry. (Lloyd Henderson’s daughters.)
Just to say what a lovely service for my late mother Viv Jones that you presided over.
A time that I dreaded became a lovely memory
Thank you so much
Trish, Thank you so much for officiating at our mother’s life celebration service yesterday. You were perfect, and everyone at the service complimented you on such a professional service. I will happily highly recommend you for friends needing a celebrant in the future.
Patricia, You are a treasure! Thank you very much for the beautiful service you conducted for our mother Norma and for guiding me so easily through the preparation. Our relatives and friends were also impressed with your special touches and the kindness you extended to all. They agreed that you were the perfect person to reflect Norma’s nature. Thank you also for the prompt copy of the service which will be of interest to those unable to attend. We thank Gillian for recommending you and we will be happy to do likewise. You really helped to make a difficult time much less stressful as you calmly took care of so many details. Sincere thanks on behalf of the family, Sandra




Dearest Trish I’d like to express my deepest and heartfelt thanks for helping make a difficult day a little easier for me and my family. I know how hard it must be for you not knowing the person you are talking about, but your kind words captured who my dad was, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Warm regards Cindy H.




Trish, This means so much to myself, Linda and all of the family back home in Scotland. Thank you so much Peter and Linda xx



JANUARY 2018 Good Morning Trish, Ron, Allan and I thank you very much for everything you did yesterday (at Mum’s service). You gave a wonderful service and we appreciate the copy you gave us. Thank you once again, Regards Liz xx


FEBRUARY 2018 Trish Thank you for Mum’s service. I had several comments regarding how smoothly her service went and your in-put. Cheers Peter


MARCH 2018 Thank you so much Patricia for taking the time to print out the service for my brother Bill’s funeral farewell. I appreciate you sending it on to me in the country. Thank you again and god bless you. JS.


MARCH 2018 Dear Tricia, Our brother was so blessed to have you for a neighbour. Thank you so much for being an “Angel of Kindness” to him. Knowing you made his life brighter and happier. Love to you from Sandra and John.


APRIL 2018 Dear Trish, I would like to thank you for your guidance and helping me with my dear Mum’s “Celebration of her life Service.” With your kindness and ability to put me at ease it made it much easier to deal with during such a sad time. Our family and friends all commented about how you are a very special lady and a wonderful celebrant. My heart is filled with gratitude and appreciation and I just wanted to thank you on behalf of our family and myself, Peta P


JULY 2018 Dear Patricia, Thank you once again for being a wonderful celebrant at our mum’s funeral (Merle) – at Albert PArk on 13th July – the “midnight blue” coffin. We appreciated your attention to detail and the way you recognised and welcomed the young kids input (in whatever form that may come!) Your genuine care showed through in your manner and delivery. It was our good fortune to have you as a part of an important day for the Maguire family. With fondest wishes David Maguire (on behalf of all the family.)




Dear Trish, We would like to thank you for helping us with Dad’s service yesterday. Your friendly professionalism made the process as easy as it could have been for us in the circumstances.  Even though it was a long service you managed the situation so tactfully and patiently allowing all those who wished to speak an opportunity to do so. We were very happy with how the whole day went and would like to thank you once again for your part in making sure that things ran smoothly. Kind regards, Megan and Frank Dear Trish, Thank you for the kind words you said to me. I will treasure them. You are a lovely and caring lady and you have a special place in my heart. Love from Paddy.



FEBRUARY 2019 Dear Trish, Thank you so much for the beautiful service. You did capture some of the essence of Roger’s spirit. His spirit was always free. I could feel the love today. With love from Ann and family


APRIL 2019 hello Trish Thanks so much for your wonderful support before and during the ceremony. You helped make a very difficult time much easier. Best wishes, Di Nash




Hi Trish,
So lovely to meet you yesterday.  I cannot thank you enough for your beautiful words.  I thought the service was wonderful and you were a big part of that.  I am calmer now and know Chris is at peace.  So proud of Lauren.
You took what I said and worded it beautifully.
Thanks again.
Kindest regards
Hello Trish
We would like to thank you for mum’s beautiful service yesterday.
Regards John and Sandra
Dear Trish,

Once again I thank you so much for the wonderful, inclusive manner in which you conducted our mother’s service.   Karin and I felt mum would have been so humble yet proud of the service and in particular of her two young grandchildren.


I wish you and your family continued good health and safety in these distressing times.


Our warmest regards

Kym and family .




Thank you Trish,

From Ian, Lee and Sharon. You honoured our father, David,  with your wonderful manner and connected with us so beautifully.

We cannot thank you enough for assisting so lovingly in such a sad time.

Love always Sharon, Ian and Lee

Again, many thanks, xxxx




Hello Trish
Thank you so much for sending this through. I have just sent it on to Adam for him to also keep.
I have been meaning to write to you and thank you again for Friday. Your service was perfect. You encapsulated the essence of Heather perfectly and were so sincere in your delivery. I had so many people comment on how fabulous you were. Thank you for helping us farewell Heather in such a fitting way.
Sincere regards



Thank You Trish for your support, information and professionalism, for our mother’s funeral service – Fay Hunt.

Robyn Hunt




Hi Trish

Just wanted to thank you for your professional service on Wednesday. It was perfect for mum and for the generations attending. The family had a great lunch together afterwards  and spoke fondly of mum.

Thank you so very much





Thank you again for yesterday’s service. Everyone is still commenting on the lovely job you did. Those who watched via live-streaming also thought you completely captured the moment well.

And, my family cannot believe you had purple in your hair! Glad mum spoke to you – she loved purple. Mum could not bring herself to talk about funerals – too morbid she’d say.

So I’m proud of the send off we gave her.

Thanks again



Patricia, thank you so much for such a beautiful job you did today for mum’s funeral. It was lovely and done with dignity and love,

Thank you again





Hi Trish

Thank you sending on the copy of Dad’s service which I will send on to everyone.
Yes the family was very pleased with the service and especially your part in it. Some of the extended family commented that they they thought it was a sensitive celebration of Dad’s life, so thank you.
It was lovely to meet you too and best wishes for the future
Anne Gowin
MAY 2021
Hello Trish
 Ty’s delivery of the eulogy yesterday was shortened but your saving of the sharing of individual memories was commendable.  Nevertheless, many appreciated and were moved by the service yesterday in total.

Thank you again from all of my heart and it has been a pleasure to meet you in my time of great need.

Thank you greatly and bless you
"Thank you for recommending Trish and she handled the service very well including the glitch   
when my nephew Ty sat down earlier than what was expected as per the notes."  


JUNE 2021



APRIL 2022
Dear Trish
Thank you for the beautiful service and helping us say goodbye to our much loved mother and sister
Natalie and Robert
Louise and Gay
James and Hiro
Libby and Tim
Service Conducted at Berry’s Funerals Magill Road.
28TH MARCH 2023

Hello Trish,

Thank you for the professional way that you, Paul and your support staff
at Dignified Funerals conducted Stuart’s funeral yesterday.

Stuart’s family was very pleased with the way that the celebration of
Stuart’s life turned out, particularly your sincerity and respect, and
your willingness to re-arrange a couple of things at short notice.

Despite three eulogies and the Morris Dancers adding a special touch to
the proceedings, you managed to keep everything on schedule. Well done!

The funeral had a lovely air of celebration about it, and the feeling
inside the chapel and afterwards seemed quite joyful. I don’t think
Stuart would have changed anything.

Our thanks to you and your team.

Kind regards,
Trevor and Sandra Hill

March 2023



Good evening,

I’d just like to touch base with you regarding today and I’d like to not only thank you for your kindness but your ability to adapt to what our family needed in that moment and add your own words of comfort, I felt it important to let you know the complements we received surrounding the service and the execution of it were very uplifting and very positive surrounding yourself and Kurtis.


Thank you so much for making today so special and so respectful.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Kindest regards

Zoe and the Hillier family.

MARCH 2023



Hi Patricia

I would like to compliment you on the service you delivered at my father in-laws funeral.

I found you to be very attentive, you have a very calming and soothing voice and felt that you took your time (not rushed) in delivering the service.

You are a credit to the work you do and I am so glad that you were the celebrant for our service.

Thank you

Gyleene Rowe  (Robert Rowe)




Hi there Trish,

I just wanted to thank you for the way in which you conducted the service for our Mum today.

It felt like you knew her , which was quite amazing.

Wonderful to met you as well .

Thank you again and all the best to you and your family,

Steve Gilder


11 TH MAY 2023


To dear

Can’t thank you enough for being the celebrant at my husband’s funeral and for delivering the Eulogy in such a courteous and respectful way. I was very impressed with how you acknowledged and included several family members and friends who were present. I appreciated that personal touch

Kindest regards and many thanks from Stella Smith and family.